• Lori Boldt is new member of board of directors


    Lori Boldt of Supply recently became a member of the board of directors of The First Tee of Brunswick County.  

    Born and raised in Wilmington, Boldt attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill then went on to work in the pharmaceuticals industry in sales and marketing.  

  • Great gift idea for 2011: A golf trip

    When it’s time for gift giving, think out of the shirt box.  

    Forget the purse, wallet, sweater or pair of gloves. Forget those soppy romantic television commercials for diamond jewelry. If my husband gave me a diamond bracelet, I’d look at him and say, “What? A diamond bracelet? You fool! We could have gone to Scotland and played golf instead!”

  • Highlights, scores of area golf leagues


    Results Friday at Carolina Shores. The game was individual net medal play. The winners were Gary Hertling, Jack Bendy, Leo Jarmusz, Joe Broderick, Frank Talak, Mike Fedak, Tony Sneska, Jerry Strickler, Arnie Northrop, Dick Polonski, Bill Marsh and Glenn Ikens. Closest to pin at No. 3, Jay Leskowicz; at No. 7, Bob Barrett; at No. 12, Bob Barrett; at No. 17, Glenn Ikens. 


  • Piperettes present year-end awards

    The Piperettes had their year-end awards luncheon Dec. 7 at the Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club. The following awards were presented:

    Most birdies: 1. Judy Nicoletti, 23; 2. Penny Doss, 7; 3. Joanne Clements, 5.

    Lowest net for 2010: 1. Ann Pollock, 60; 2. Bonnie Whitaker, 64; T-3. Kathy Manning, Mary Stern and Jane Duvall, 65.

    Lowest gross for 2010: 1. Judy Nicoletti, 76; T-2. Karen Kennedy and Joanne Clements, 80.

    Most improved: Diane Rauch, who reduced her handicap during the season to 27.7 from 33.7.

  • Hood wins Strausbaugh Award

    The 2010 Bill Strausbaugh Award winner is Mac Hood, PGA general manager of Meadowlands Golf Club and Farmstead Golf Links.

  • Tim Bringard attends Toro Future Leader’s Forum


    The Toro Company and Walt Disney World Resort have become partners with The First Tee to create an exciting program for The First Tee participants to explore a variety of career opportunities within and outside the golf industry.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues


    The Beachcombers played a modified Stableford tournament Friday at the Valley at Eastport. The winners at 2.5 points were Bill Cameron, Jim Ritter and Gary Gutheil. In second at 2 points were Dan O’Connell, Hal Riebesehl, Jack Goin and Stu Cleveland. Lowest gross for the day was Gary Gutheil, 87, and Jack Goin, 89. Lowest net was Jack Goin with a 66. Jack Goin was voted golfer of the week.


  • Walking the course: Good for you

    Golf is a walking sport. In the early days of golf, players carried their clubs. 

    Courses designed before the advent of golf carts have a short walk from the green to the next tee. A regulation golf course is about 5 miles long from the first tee to the 18th green.   

    The electric golf cart was first manufactured during World War II, when gasoline was rationed. It was originally designed to allow women to go shopping and bring their groceries home. Soon golf courses discovered it, and before long little electric golf carts were widespread.  

  • Lynes Joins Board of Directors of The First Tee

    Dan Lynes and Lori Boldt were recently appointed to the Board of Directors of The First Tee of Brunswick County. This week we acquaint you with Dan Lynes; next week, we’ll talk about Lori Bolt. 

    Dan Lynes began his relationship with The First Tee as a Birdie Level coach several years ago. 

    “I was impressed with the program because it didn’t just teach golf,” he said. “We were teaching the kids values and standards of behavior that would last them a lifetime. 

  • Europe wins Winding River Ryder Cup

    The Winding River Men’s Golf Association played its annual Ryder Cup Tournament on Dec. 1. In winning the 2010 title, the European team successfully defended its 2009 title. The tournament is a match play event with 50 two-man teams in six flights representing the United States and Europe. The teams play 27 holes to determine the winner: nine holes of best ball, nine holes of scramble and nine holes of modified alternate shot.